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  • 'The Butler' more about family and love than race

    'The Butler' more about family and love than race
    "Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
  • '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more

    '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more
    Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
  • 'Ernest & Celestine': Toon Taps Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Kids' French hand-drawn toon "Ernest & Celestine" has locked an English-language voice cast including Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy and the previously announced Forest Whitaker and Mackenzie Foy. Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and...
  • Awards Event Calendar: Nov. 8-14

    Here is a cross-section of awards-related events this weekend. Private parties and receptions are not mentioned, because if they wanted you as a guest, you would have been invited. If you weren't, why would we rub it in? Nov. 8, Aero Theatre, Santa...
  • 'Out of the Furnace's' Scott Cooper Compares Cast to 'Driving a Maserati' at AFI Fest

    Despite "Out of the Furnace" being one of the most dark, intense movies of this awards season, the mood was jovial November 9 at its AFI Festival premiere at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre. Director Scott Cooper laughed and hugged it out with stars...
  • AFM: Matt Bush Joins Comedy 'Sharon 1.2.3′ With Skylar Samuels

    Matt Bush has come on board indie romantic comedy "Sharon 1.2.3" opposite Skylar Samuels, Nadine Velazquez and Erinn Hayes as the three Sharons of the title. JuntoBox's "Sharon 1.2.3" is directed by Mark Brown from his own script. Shooting started this...
  • Jennifer Hudson's 'Inevitable Defeat' Gets U.S. Release

    Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has set Oct. 11 for a limited release of "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete," starring Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks. The drama, directed by George Tillman Jr., also stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon,...
  • Miramax, Weinstein Co. Talk Potential Merger (Exclusive)

    Settling in for lunch about two weeks ago in Saint-Tropez, Harvey Weinstein sat across from the former rival who took away his prized Miramax just three years before. Weinstein and Tom Barrack, the head of Colony Capital who outbid Weinstein to buy...
  • Ellen DeGeneres hosting Oscars: Five highlights from 2007 [Video]

    Ellen DeGeneres hosting Oscars: Five highlights from 2007 [Video]
    When Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Friday morning that she is hosting the 2014 Oscars, it was somehow both a surprise -- the announcement came with so little advance warning -- and no surprise at all that the genial host was returning to the job. Following...
  • Hillary or Oprah 2016 Discussed on 'The Butler' Red Carpet

    At the Aug. 5 Gotham premiere of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" at the Ziegfeld, the cast and filmmakers took a trip down the red carpet and back to high school history class to discuss - if given the chance - which POTUS they would want to meet and why....
  • Film Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    The director of "Precious" and "The Paperboy" plays things relatively straight in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a sprawling, highly fictional biopic of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen that also positions itself as a panoramic snapshot of the...
  • Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well

     Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well
    NEW YORK — Forest Whitaker tends to talk about his work with a mystical flourish. Movie roles, he says, have helped him achieve transcendence, learn the value of quiet and appreciate fear. Yet the star of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is...